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  • Overall approach
    2/14
    • Overarching commitment on deforestation
      0/6
    • Signatory to an initiative tackling deforestation
      1/1
    • Awareness of the value of forests
      1/1
      Awareness
      Yes
      1/1
       "IFFCO’s commitment to [...] achieve a fully sustainable palm oil sourcing and processing by 2021 that contributes to no deforestation and low carbon emission by protecting High Conservation Value (HCV) areas, High Carbon Stock (HCS) forest and peatland."
    • Target to reduce emissions from land-use change
      0/3
    • Reporting on emissions from land-use change
      0/3
  • Commodity score
    21/86
    • Palm oil
      62/86
      • Commitment Strength
        33/36
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          12/15
          • Commitment details
            Forest-related commitment
            6/8
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Forest-related commitment
            6/8
            Type of commitment: Zero deforestation
            Certification schemes mentioned: RSPO
             "IFFCO’s commitment to [...] achieve a fully sustainable palm oil sourcing and processing by 2021 that contributes to no deforestation and low carbon emission by protecting High Conservation Value (HCV) areas, High Carbon Stock (HCS) forest and peatland."
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
             "IFFCO’s commitment to [...] achieve a fully sustainable palm oil sourcing and processing by 2021 that contributes to no deforestation and low carbon emission by protecting High Conservation Value (HCV) areas, High Carbon Stock (HCS) forest and peatland."
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1/1
             "IFFCO’s commitment to [...] achieve a fully sustainable palm oil sourcing and processing by 2021 that contributes to no deforestation and low carbon emission by protecting High Conservation Value (HCV) areas, High Carbon Stock (HCS) forest and peatland."
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
             "IFFCO’s commitment to [...] achieve a fully sustainable palm oil sourcing and processing by 2021 that contributes to no deforestation and low carbon emission by protecting High Conservation Value (HCV) areas, High Carbon Stock (HCS) forest and peatland."
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
             "IFFCO’s commitment to [...] achieve a fully sustainable palm oil sourcing and processing by 2021 that contributes to no deforestation and low carbon emission by protecting High Conservation Value (HCV) areas, High Carbon Stock (HCS) forest and peatland."
          • Target date
            2021
            1/1.3
            Target date
            2021
            1/1.3
            "IFFCO’s commitment to [...] achieve a fully sustainable palm oil sourcing and processing by 2021 that contributes to no deforestation and low carbon emission by protecting High Conservation Value (HCV) areas, High Carbon Stock (HCS) forest and peatland."
          • Target is quantifiable
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            Target is quantifiable
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            "IFFCO’s commitment to [...] achieve a fully sustainable palm oil sourcing and processing by 2021 that contributes to no deforestation and low carbon emission by protecting High Conservation Value (HCV) areas, High Carbon Stock (HCS) forest and peatland."
        • Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
          10/11
          • Commitment details
            Yes
            4/4
            Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            Yes
            4/4
            Type of commitment: HCS; Peat
             "IFFCO’s commitment to [...] achieve a fully sustainable palm oil sourcing and processing by 2021 that contributes to no deforestation and low carbon emission by protecting High Conservation Value (HCV) areas, High Carbon Stock (HCS) forest and peatland."
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
             "IFFCO’s commitment to [...] achieve a fully sustainable palm oil sourcing and processing by 2021 that contributes to no deforestation and low carbon emission by protecting High Conservation Value (HCV) areas, High Carbon Stock (HCS) forest and peatland."
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1/1
             "IFFCO’s commitment to [...] achieve a fully sustainable palm oil sourcing and processing by 2021 that contributes to no deforestation and low carbon emission by protecting High Conservation Value (HCV) areas, High Carbon Stock (HCS) forest and peatland."
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
             "IFFCO’s commitment to [...] achieve a fully sustainable palm oil sourcing and processing by 2021 that contributes to no deforestation and low carbon emission by protecting High Conservation Value (HCV) areas, High Carbon Stock (HCS) forest and peatland."
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
             "IFFCO’s commitment to [...] achieve a fully sustainable palm oil sourcing and processing by 2021 that contributes to no deforestation and low carbon emission by protecting High Conservation Value (HCV) areas, High Carbon Stock (HCS) forest and peatland."
          • Target date
            2021
            1/1.3
            Target date
            2021
            1/1.3
             "IFFCO’s commitment to [...] achieve a fully sustainable palm oil sourcing and processing by 2021 that contributes to no deforestation and low carbon emission by protecting High Conservation Value (HCV) areas, High Carbon Stock (HCS) forest and peatland."
          • Target is quantifiable
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            Target is quantifiable
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
             "IFFCO’s commitment to [...] achieve a fully sustainable palm oil sourcing and processing by 2021 that contributes to no deforestation and low carbon emission by protecting High Conservation Value (HCV) areas, High Carbon Stock (HCS) forest and peatland."
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          10/11
          • Commitment details
            traces to Point of production
            4/4
            Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            traces to Point of production
            4/4
            "IFFCO will work closely with the suppliers to improve transparency and traceability of its supply base and ultimately achieve full traceability to mills by mid-2019 and traceability to plantation level by 2021."
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            "IFFCO will work closely with the suppliers to improve transparency and traceability of its supply base and ultimately achieve full traceability to mills by mid-2019 and traceability to plantation level by 2021."
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1/1
            "IFFCO will work closely with the suppliers to improve transparency and traceability of its supply base and ultimately achieve full traceability to mills by mid-2019 and traceability to plantation level by 2021."
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            "IFFCO will work closely with the suppliers to improve transparency and traceability of its supply base and ultimately achieve full traceability to mills by mid-2019 and traceability to plantation level by 2021."
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            "IFFCO will work closely with the suppliers to improve transparency and traceability of its supply base and ultimately achieve full traceability to mills by mid-2019 and traceability to plantation level by 2021."
          • Target date
            2021
            1/1.3
            Target date
            2021
            1/1.3
            "IFFCO will work closely with the suppliers to improve transparency and traceability of its supply base and ultimately achieve full traceability to mills by mid-2019 and traceability to plantation level by 2021."
          • Target is quantifiable
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            Target is quantifiable
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            "IFFCO will work closely with the suppliers to improve transparency and traceability of its supply base and ultimately achieve full traceability to mills by mid-2019 and traceability to plantation level by 2021."
      • Reporting and Implementation
        21/34
        • Reporting against commitments
          4/6
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            2/2
            "IFFCO Companies in Singapore, Malaysia, Middle East, Pakistan, and Indonesia are member of Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO)" and IFFCO  reports on their operations in Malaysia and Pakistan through RSPO ACOP (2/29 branches).
          • Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            No
            0/2
            Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            No
            0/2
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            Yes
            2/2
            IFFCO provides lists of mill names and GPS coordinates for its 2018 operations in Malaysia and Indonesia. 
        • Reporting is independently verified
          1/4
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/1.3
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            certification
            "IFFCO Companies in Singapore, Malaysia, Middle East, Pakistan, and Indonesia are member of Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO)" and IFFCO  reports on their operations in Malaysia and Pakistan through RSPO ACOP (2/29 branches).
          • Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            No
            0/1.3
            Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            No
            0/1.3
            certification
        • Deforestation cut off date
          Yes
          2/2
          Deforestation cut off date
          Yes
          2/2
          2021
          "IFFCO’s commitment to [...] achieve a fully sustainable palm oil sourcing and processing by 2021 that contributes to no deforestation and low carbon emission by protecting High Conservation Value (HCV) areas, High Carbon Stock (HCS) forest and peatland."
        • Monitoring and verification of supplier compliance
          No monitoring
          0/4
        • Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          Engage with suppliers but with no time-bound threat of exclusion
          2/4
          Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          Engage with suppliers but with no time-bound threat of exclusion
          2/4
          "IFFCO takes allegation of breach seriously and we will engage with our directsuppliers on issues raised by stakeholders against them both directly or indirectly [...] The procedure facilitates IFFCO to respond, initiate engagement, and monitor issues and complaints arising within IFFCO’s upstream supplier operation."
        • Publishing supplier lists
          Discloses both supplier list and detailed sourcing regions
          4/4
          Publishing supplier lists
          Discloses both supplier list and detailed sourcing regions
          4/4
          IFFCO provides lists of mill names and GPS coordinates for its 2018 operations in Malaysia and Indonesia. 
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes
          4/4
          Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes
          4/4
          Both
          IFFCO has a grievance mechanism, accessible to anyone, which can be used for reporting issues that conflict with their Sustainability Policy, e.g. reports ofdeforestation, biodiversity loss, or conflict with communities.
        • Collaborative actions
          No
          0/2
        • Report volumes of commodity
          Full
          4/4
          Report volumes of commodity
          Full
          4/4
          114,878.21 tonnes
          IFFCO reports on their operations in Malaysia and Pakistan through RSPO.
      • Social Considerations
        8/16
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          Yes
          4/4
          Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          Yes
          4/4
          "Plantation development takes place with the Free Prior Informed Consent (FPIC) of any affected local communities."
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Discrimination; Forced Labour; Child Labour; Freedom of association
          IFFCO Group state that they abide by the minimum standards for human rights as set by the ILO and the UN Declaration on Human Rights. They require suppliers to ensure their workers have freedom of association, and to be free from forced labour, child labour and discrimination. 
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          No commitment
          0/4
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/4
    • Pulp & Paper
      0/86
      • Commitment Strength
        0/36
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          0/15
          • Commitment details
            No commitment
            0/8
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            No
            0/1
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            No
            0/1
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            No
            0/1
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            No
            0/1
          • Target date
            No deadline
            0/1.3
          • Target is quantifiable
            No
            0/1.3
        • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
          0/11
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/4
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            No
            0/1
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            No
            0/1
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            No
            0/1
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            No
            0/1
          • Target date
            No deadline
            0/1.3
          • Target is quantifiable
            No
            0/1.3
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          0/11
          • Commitment details
            No traceability commitment
            0/4
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            No
            0/1
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            No
            0/1
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            No
            0/1
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            No
            0/1
          • Target date
            No deadline
            0/1.3
          • Target is quantifiable
            No
            0/1.3
      • Reporting and Implementation
        0/34
        • Reporting against commitments
          0/6
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/2
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/2
          • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            No
            0/2
        • Reporting is independently verified
          0/4
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/1.3
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/1.3
          • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            No
            0/1.3
        • Deforestation cut off date
          No
          0/2
        • Monitoring and verification of supplier compliance
          No monitoring
          0/4
        • Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          No engagement or exclusion
          0/4
        • Publishing supplier lists
          No disclosure
          0/4
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          No
          0/4
        • Collaborative actions
          No
          0/2
        • Report volumes of commodity
          No reporting
          0/4
      • Social Considerations
        0/16
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          No
          0/4
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          No
          0/4
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          No commitment
          0/4
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/4
    • Soy
      0/86
      • Commitment Strength
        0/36
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          0/21
          • Commitment details
            No commitment
            0/10.7
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            No
            0/1.5
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            No
            0/1.5
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            No
            0/1.5
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            No
            0/1.5
          • Target date
            No deadline
            0/2
          • Target is quantifiable
            No
            0/2
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          0/15
          • Commitment details
            No traceability commitment
            0/5.3
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            No
            0/1.5
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            No
            0/1.5
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            No
            0/1.5
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            No
            0/1.5
          • Target date
            No deadline
            0/2
          • Target is quantifiable
            No
            0/2
      • Reporting and Implementation
        0/34
        • Reporting against commitments
          0/6
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/3
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/3
        • Reporting is independently verified
          0/4
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/2
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/2
        • Deforestation cut off date
          No
          0/2
        • Monitoring and verification of supplier compliance
          No monitoring
          0/4
        • Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          No engagement or exclusion
          0/4
        • Publishing supplier lists
          No disclosure
          0/4
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          No
          0/4
        • Collaborative actions
          No
          0/2
        • Report volumes of commodity
          No reporting
          0/4
      • Social Considerations
        0/16
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          No
          0/4
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          No
          0/4
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          No commitment
          0/4
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/4
  • Commitment strength
    11/36
    Avg. score
  • Reporting and Implementation
    7/34
    Avg. score
  • Social considerations
    3/16
    Avg. score

Profile

IFFCO is a business house based in the United Arab Emirates. The company have products within impulse food, agri-business, oils and fats, chemicals, and packaging. Well-known brands include Allana, Tiffany, London Dairy, and Igloo. IFFCO provides services to consumers in the Middle East, Africa, Eastern Europe, West Asia, Australia, and the US. Operations within packaged foods and oils and fats typically use forest risk commodities such as palm oil and soy. The company also has key palm oil processing operations in Pakistan and Indonesia.

Sector
Industry sector 
Agri commodities, Oils & fats, Packaged food
Segments
Trader, Processor
HQ
HQ 
United Arab Emirates
Company Type
Company type 
Private
Collective Commitments
Consumer Goods Forum member
New York Declaration on Forests signatory

Top Brands

London Dairy, Igloo, Quanta, Tiffany, Tom, Noor, Rahma, Sunny, Sunflow, Allegro, Golden Maize, Al Baker, Al Khazna, A'Rayaf, Shama, Nabil, Savannah, Evpet

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